Monday, February 28, 2022

Doris Wishman - The Best Of Doris Wishman [2021]


Doris Wishman - The Best Of Doris Wishman [2021]

A weird and wild collection of work that once graced the films of Doris Wishman. Doris Wishman was one of the most prolific female filmmakers that most people have never heard of. The pint-size sleaze queen helmed a variety of oddball exploitation classics that featured unique gimmicks and unusual, sometimes shocking subject matter. The Best Of Doris Wishman features audio from theatrical trailers, original theme songs, as well as some jazzy incidental library music from legendary exploiteers in the Something Weird world that are cherished and adored for the body of work they created, plus a booklet insert and a DVD filled with Doris' outrageous oeuvre! There's also some snippets from the films too – and the mix of music and spoken bits is great – served up with tunes that include "Sun Lovers Waltz", "Going Back To Nature", "Moon Doll", "Hideout Theme", "Hard Selling Woman", "Sun Lovers Blues", and "The Moon Is The Lamp Of Love" – and trailers from films that include "My Brother's Wife", "Another Day Another Man", "Double Agent 73", "Keyholes Are For Peeping", "Blaze Starr Goes Nudist", and "Nude On The Moon". (Amazon)




Track lists

1 Something Weird SWV Sound 0:11

2 Something Weird Testing 1-2-3 0:05

3 Something Weird Hideout Theme 1:49

4 Something Weird Nude on the Moon - Trailer 1:50

5 Something Weird Moon Doll 2:33

6 Something Weird Diary of a Nudist - Nudist Credo 0:36

7 Something Weird Sun Lover's Blues 2:13

8 Something Weird Sun Lovers Waltz 2:44

9 Something Weird Gentlemen Prefer Nature Girls - Trailer 2:01

10 Something Weird Blaze Starr Goes Nudist - Trailer 1:57

11 Something Weird Going Back to Nature 1:51

12 Something Weird The Moon Is the Lamp of Love 1:38

13 Something Weird Now Turn Her Over 0:27

14 Something Weird Quiet! 0:14

15 Something Weird Sex Perils of Paulette - Trailer 2:19

16 Something Weird Let's Dance! 0:20

17 Something Weird Bad Girls Go to Hell - Trailer 2:10

18 Something Weird Bad Girls Go to Hell - Incidental Music 2:35

19 Something Weird Another Day, Another Man - Trailer 2:38

20 Something Weird My Brother's Wife - Trailer 2:51

21 Something Weird Bang! 0:04

22 Something Weird A Taste of Flesh - Trailer 2:15

23 Something Weird Indecent Desires - Opening Credits 1:44

24 Something Weird Indecent Desires - Trailer 2:51

25 Something Weird Too Much Too Often - Trailer 2:50

26 Something Weird Going Smoothly 0:05

27 Something Weird The Amazing Transplant - Trailer 2:13

28 Something Weird Love Toy - Trailer 2:25

29 Something Weird Keyholes Are for Peeping - Trailer 2:56

30 Something Weird Deadly Weapons - Trailer 2:58

31 Something Weird Hard-Selling Woman 2:28

32 Something Weird Spy Camera Implant 0:27

33 Something Weird Double Agent 73 - Trailer 1:22

34 Something Weird The Immoral Three - Trailer 2:02

35 Something Weird Cut! I Wanna Hear That Back 0:04

36 Something Weird Sun Lover's Blues Instrumental 3:53

37 Something Weird Moon Above Accordion Solo 1:20

38 Something Weird Sun Lovers Outro 0:12





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...Tingling Mother's Circus (LP Cover)


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Sunday, February 27, 2022




Where visitors provide their self made compilation.

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I am pleased to be able to post the next  MY COMPILATION series of submissions.  

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Most of these presenters have been delivering new compilations for half a year now. I want to thank them all,  wholeheartedly for their creativity, commitment to music and their support of this series platform.






Title: VA - The 4 X 4  P.U.Z.Z.L.E Part 3 (Club Mallorca & Soul Train & more) (Var)

Created By: Doc Solaris

Contact: Not provided




Title: VA - Paisley Pick Volume 1 (320 Kbps)

Created By: Pol Inate






Created By: Detlef J.

Contact: Not Provided




Title: Treme, an unofficial soundtrack vinyl edition (Flac)

Created By: Doc MF Johnson

Contact: Not provided




Title: VA - Waltz in Rock (320 Kbps)

Created By: paszek






Title: VA - A Box Of Covers .. Again (192 Kbps)

Created By: Manolis F. 





Title: VA - The Hard Rock/Hair Metal/AOR Years: Luxuriant Power Ballads! (320 Kbps)

Created By: George Glass





Title: VA - Berni's A To Z Sounds Volume 05 (VBR)

Created By: Berni

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VA - The 4 X 4  P.U.Z.Z.L.E Part 3 (Club Mallorca & Soul Train & more) (Var)

 Club Mallorca -- 01. Licia - Siete Maravillas (1967)

Club Mallorca -- 02. Los Polares - Qué Chica Tan Formal! (1966)

Club Mallorca -- 03. Los Pekenikes - Mirame (1964)

Club Mallorca -- 16. Juan Serrano - Hava Nagilah

I'm Alright II -- 201. Shangri-Las - Give Him a Great Big Kiss (1964)

I'm Alright II -- 202. Jeri Lynne Fraser - Lessons In Love

I'm Alright II -- 203. Karol Keyes - One In A Million (1966)

I'm Alright II -- 204. Grupa ABC & Halina Frackowiak - Za Duzo Chcesz (1970)

Oktoberfest -- 03. Costa Cordalis - Anita (1976)

Oktoberfest -- 04. Jürgen Drews - Ein Bett im Kornfeld (1976)

Oktoberfest -- 05. Howard Carpendale - Ti Amo (1977)

Oktoberfest -- 16. Josh - Cordula Grün

Soul Train -- 1964. Fontella Bass - Our Day Will Come

Soul Train -- 1964. Little Herman - Gotta Keep On Walking

Soul Train -- 1964. Sugar Pie DeSanto - My Baby's Got Soul

Soul Train -- 1972. Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - If You Don’t Know Me By Now

Quiz Time II (bonus) -- 1-This Mortal Coil

Quiz Time II (bonus) -- 2-Mo-Dettes

Quiz Time II (bonus) -- 3-Avscvltate

Quiz Time II (bonus) -- 4-Juhamatti

Quiz Time II (bonus) -- 5-Verdena

Quiz Time II (bonus) -- 6-Patricia Ferrari

Quiz Time II (bonus) -- 7-Jades

Quiz Time II (bonus) -- 8-Die Toten Hosen

Quiz Time II (bonus) -- 9-Opium Du Peuple




VA - Paisley Pick Volume 1 (320 Kbps)

01 The Dukes Of Stratosphear - 25 O'Clock

02 Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)

03 Plasticland - Disengaged From The World

04 The 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me

05 Rolling Stones - Dandelion

06 The Dukes Of Stratosphear - My Love Explodes

07 Pink Floyd - Lucifer Sam

08 Soft Boys - Astronomy Domine

09 Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - The Bells Of Rhymney

10 The Byrds - Eight Miles High

11 Velvet Underground, the & Nico - Femme Fatale

12 The Three O'clock - With A Cantaloupe Girlfriend

13 Chocolate Watch Band - No Way Out

14 Pink Floyd - Scarecrow

15 The Dukes Of Stratosphear - The Mole from the Ministry

16 Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping

17 The Monkees - Porpoise Song (Theme From -Head-)

18 Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit

19 Blues Magoos - (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet

20 Chocolate Watch Band - I Ain't No Miracle Worker

21 Love - Orange Skies

22 Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years From Home

23 Pink Floyd - Flaming

24 The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

25 The Velvet Underground & Nico - I'll Be Your Mirror






CHARLIE P & O.B.F – Dubplate Specialist

REGGAE ROAST – Soundsystem



NAZAMBA – The Groove

FIKIR AMLAK – Frontline Rasta

IRON DUBZ, BUNNY GENERAL – Love Reggae Music Bad

RANKING JOE – Global Warning




DANNY RED – Willing

LUTAN FYAH – High Grade

SOOM T & DISRUPT – Ganja Ganja


FAT FREDDY´S DROP – Slings & Arrows

CHARLIE P – 4 Policemen (Extended Version)



CLINTON SLY – Revolution Time



O.B.F – Sixteen Tons Of Pressure

SEKKLEMAN, SEROCEE, BAPTISTE – 18 Dromily Ave. (Radikal Guru Roots Remix)




VA Trem, an unofficial soundtrack vinyl edition (Flac)

Happy Mardi Gras, MF

Greetings from the 12th Ward, NOLA

Let's play to recognize the songs and the interpreters, ok?




VA - Waltz in Rock (320 Kbps)

01. Red Elvises - Paris Waltz 

02. Herman's Hermits - East West 

03. Abney Park - Æther Shanties 

04. Degurutieni - Diabro Walz 

05. Kinks - All of My Friends Were There 

06. Martin Martini & The Bone Palace Orchestra - Take This Waltz 

07. Die Ärzte - Wenn es Abend wird 

08. The Godspeed Society - Couchemar 

09. Peter Cat Recording Co. - Pariquel 

10. Cass McCombs - A Knock Upon the Door 

11. Dream Theater - Scene Eight. The Spirit Carries On 

12. Mogwai - Waltz for Aidan 

13. Eric Mcfadden - Waltz Right Home 

14. Hey Violet - Like Lovers Do 

15. Aino Venna - Waltz to Paris 

16. Queen - The Millionaire Waltz 

17. budzillus - The Ship is Sinkin' 

18. Gene Vincent - Waltz of the Mind 

19. Humanwine - Script Language 

20. Kate Bush - Ran Tan Waltz 

21. Peter Cat Recording Co. - AndroJean 

22. Half-Broken Taperecorders - エンドレスワルツ 

23. Jacques Higelin - Valse MF 

24. Emanuela Hutter - Cold World 

25. Devin Townsend - Wild Colonial Boy




VA - A Box Of Covers .. Again (192 Kbps)

01. Robert Wyatt - Love [John Lennon]

02. Nils Lofgren - Only Love Can Break Your Heart [Neil Young]

03. Bono - Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes [Jimmie Rodgers]

04. Sting - I'll Follow My Secret Heart [Yvonne Printemps & Noel Coward]

05. Terry Hall - This Guy's In Love With You [Danny Williams]

06. Paul Weller - Wishing on A Star [Rose Royce]

07. Billy Bob Thornton - The Wind [Warren Zevon]

08. Marc Almond - Litany for a Return [Jacques Brel]

09. Willy Deville - The Lovers [Edith Piaf]

10. Phil Collins - I've Been Trying [Curtis Mayfield]

11. Billy Joel - Light As The Breeze [Leonard Cohen]

12. Ian Anderson - Man of the World [Fleetwood Mac]

13. Pyx Lax - Satisfaction [The Rolling Stones]

14. Richie Havens - Streets of Philadelphia [Bruce Springsteen]

15. Roger Waters - Knockin' On Heaven's Door [Bob Dylan]

16. Cowboy Junkies - Tired Eyes [Neil Young]

17. Wreckless Eric - Crying, Waiting, Hoping [Buddy Holly]

18. Billy Brag - She Smiled Sweetly [The Rolling Stones]

19. David Bowie - Wild Is The Wind [Johnny Mathis]

20. Bryan Ferry - It's Only Love [The Beatles]

21. Calexico - Wave [Alejandro Escovedo]

22. Guy Chadwick - Fall In Love With Me [David Bowie]

23. Jesse Malin - Hungry Heart [Bruce Springsteen]

24. John Howard - Walk On The Wild Side [Lou Reed]

25. Lou Reed - September Song [Walter Huston]




VA - The Hard Rock/Hair Metal/AOR Years: Luxuriant Power Ballads! (320 Kbps)

01 Roxy Blue - Times Are Changin'

02 Neverland - 10,000 Years

03 Bad Moon Rising - Without Your Love

04 Warrant - Let It Rain

05 Slaughter - Fly to the Angels (acoustic)

06 XYZ - After the Rain

07 Hardline - Can't Find My Way

08 Signal Red - Emotions in Motion

09 Trixter - Runaway Train

10 The Order - A Kiss Under the Rain

11 Noisy Mama - Long Way Home

12 Winger - Miles Away

13 Enuff Z'Nuff - Time to Let You Go

14 9.0 - Wish You Still Were Mine

15 Lancia - Still in Love

16 Great White - Afterglow




VA - Berni's A To Z Sounds Volume 05 (VBR)

01 - 16 Horsepower - Bad Moon Rising

02 - Aaron Watson - Lonely Lubbock Lights

03 - Abbe May - Howl And Moan

04 - Adam Hood - Hard Times In The Land Of Plenty

05 - Adam Lee & The Dead Horse Sound Company - Thank The Booze

06 - Adam Puddington - Deer In The Headlights

07 - After All These Years - Back To Roseile

08 - A.J. Downing And The Buick 6 - Pickin' Up The Pieces

09 - Alan Tyler & The Lost Sons Of Littlefield - Guns

10 - Alligator Stew - Two Wheels

11 - Alone At 3AM - Another Round

12 - American Aquarium - Burn.Flicker.Die

13 - American Gun - Someone To Blame

14 - American Mars - Long Walk Home

15 - Angela Easterling - Two Clouds

16 - Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons - I Don't Wanna Be Your Fool

17 - Anthony D'Amato - If It Don't Work Out

18 - Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound - Don't Need To Know

19 - Ashley Monroe - Weed Instead Of Roses

20 - Aubrie Sellers - Just To Be With You




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VA - The Soul of Designer Records [2014] (4 x CD's)



VA - The Soul of Designer Records [2014] (4 x CD's)

Chances are, you've never heard of Designer Records. One of many independent labels run on a little less than a shoestring in the 60's and 70's, Designer Records was one of the many imprints run by Style Wooten, a Memphis recordman who recruited new talent in classified ads in the back of local newspapers (this also happened to be how he found his wife). Wooten's rates ran low but he wasn't cheap. As long as the musicians had the cash, he took his time in the studio, coaxing the best possible performances out of his nonprofessional artists, which wasn't a particularly easy thing to do due to his own amateur status. He could play a little, but he left a lot of the actual recording up to Roland Janes, a former studio guitarist for Sun who had played with Billy Lee Riley and Jerry Lee Lewis before he departed to set up Sonic Studios in Memphis in 1962. Two years later, Style became a regular customer of Sonic, cutting a wide variety of artists -- country, rockabilly, soul, rock & roll -- and issuing them on a bewildering number of imprints, many of them named after cars. Wooten dedicated Designer Records to gospel. Many vocal harmony groups came through Memphis with the intent to perform live and they'd wind up recording while they were in town, waiting to release a single until the groups could afford to get a record pressed. Nobody involved ever expected that one of these records would turn into a hit, and none did. Often, the groups would sell several copies at live shows -- sometimes selling well enough to ensure a second single from Designer, but that was the only place they'd ever circulate. Over the years, collectors were drawn to Wooten's work and Designer in particular because there was a raw, vibrant authenticity to the records. Little was known of the musicians or Wooten himself -- in his series of excellent liner notes, Michael Hurtt's writes that Style's son Jason admitted that his father remains a mystery to him, but that hardly dilutes the impact of Big Legal Mess' four-disc 2014 box set The Soul of Designer Records. In a way, this mystery strengthens the music as it underscores that it was, in many ways, true folk music, performed, recorded, and sometimes written by musicians who simply had a compulsion to sing these songs. Hurtt details biographical information for as many of the groups as he can -- more than you'd expect, although the information is often sketchy -- but the common thread is this: these are groups raised in the church but whose material often was informed by contemporary soul (some of the latest tracks here even feature newfangled effects like phased guitars), so they sounded like they belonged to the present, not the past. Sometimes the group had a guitarist, sometimes they also had a bassist, but it was Janes' responsibility to fill out the arrangement, so he'd sometimes add some live-wire guitar to the proceedings. The focus was always on the groups whose joy in harmonizing was palpable. This kind of gospel music isn't made much anymore. It's all rural small groups who were determined to connect on the terms of the modern world, adapting to its rhythms and sometimes addressing its secular concerns. At times, this does mean the music is tied to its time -- music made on a budget usually reflects the limits of technology -- but that's what is exhilarating about The Soul of Designer Records. Some of the groups are exceptional, as are some of the songs, but what matters is the cumulative impact, how the four discs paint a picture of a thriving, distinctive regional scene. (AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine)

An amazing collection of lost, quality soul gospel songs. These CD's are mastered from old vinyls that were collected and recovered over a period of several years at Memphis area thrift shops (the masters from these songs have long since disappeared). The talent contained within these songs is astounding and are largely itinerant soul-gospel groups from the 1950's (I think) that traveled throughout the states surrounding Memphis etching out a living playing at local churches. If you're concerned about the sound quality, it is excellent (doesn't sound as if they were not derived from master recordings). I first became aware of this collection in the Wall Street Journal (of all places), which featured this collection in a large, favorable article. One quote from the article described the songs as "soul without the sex." All I know is that I'm wearing out these songs... (Amazon)


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Track lists


01 Gospel Songbirds Tone The Bells Easy 2:53

02 Gospel Songbirds I Thank You Jesus 3:06

03 Dynamic Hughes Gospel Singers Beautiful City 2:06

04 Dynamic Hughes Gospel Singers Viet Nam 2:38

05 Melody Kings Of Greenwood I Know It's Jesus 2:27

06 Melody Kings Of Greenwood If You Need The Lord Call Him 2:17

07 Twilight Singers Tone The Bells 2:41

08 Twilight Singers Climbing High Mountains 2:16

09 Sensational Family Singers I'll Go 3:07

10 Sensational Family Singers Everyone Should Know Who Jesus Is 3:42

11 Songs Of Spiritual Of Albany We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder 2:19

12 Songs Of Spiritual Of Albany It's Been A Long Journey 2:40

13 Spiritual QC's I Made It Over 2:49

14 Spiritual QC's What A Time 3:11

15 Shaw Singers After While 2:30

16 Shaw Singers Trying To Do Thy Will 3:49

17 Soul Superiors Of Detroit Whatever You Do - Do Good 3:29

18 Soul Superiors Of Detroit A Great Day 2:35

19 Echoes Of Glory Move 2:05

20 Echoes Of Glory I Feel Good 2:14

21 Alberta Powell Trusted 2:59

22 Alberta Powell The Same God 2:30

23 Laura Bradley & The Famous South Land Singers How Good God Has Been 3:05

24 Laura Bradley & The Famous South Land Singers How Far The Lord Brought Me 2:21

25 Jubilee Hummingbirds Stand By Me 2:58

26 Jubilee Hummingbirds Something Within Me 2:19

27 Silvertone Singers Of Wynne Go Back To God 2:01


01 Breckenridge Singers God Is Ruler From Above 3:12

02 Fantastic Alphonzo Thomas I'm On My Way 2:34

03 E.L. Burtis Walking Through The City 1:45

04 E.L. Burtis Sweet Home 2:31

05 Dixie Jubilees I Come To Praise His Name 2:10

06 Faithful Aires Mary Don't You Weep 2:46

07 O'Neal And The Dean Brothers I Am Going Home 2:36

08 O'Neal And The Dean Brothers The ABC's 3:12

09 Mighty Blytheville Aires Get Right With Jesus 4:07

10 Mighty Blytheville Aires It May Be Your Last 1:46

11 Traveling Stars Beautiful Mansion 2:49

12 Harps Of David It's Me Oh Lord Standing In The Need Of Prayer 2:23

13 Harmonizers Of Newtown Just A Little While 2:40

14 Golden Five Do What The Lord Say Do 2:01

15 Johnsonaires He's Coming To Judge The World 2:30

16 Golden Travelers Too Close To Turn Around 3:21

17 Rev. Leon Hamner & The Holy City Travelers I've Got The Love Of Jesus 2:32

18 George Shields And His Gospel Singers God's Word Will Never Pass Away 3:09

19 South Land Singers When The Gates Open 3:06

20 Shaw Singers Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone 2:56

21 Shaw Singers God Has Done So Much For Me 2:46

22 Gospel Consolators People Of The World Are So Easy To Forget 2:46

23 Sensational Spirit Consolators Ring The Message Out 2:35

24 Sensational Spirit Consolators The Greatest Creator 3:03

25 Memphis Spiritual Four By And By I'll See Jesus 3:04

26 Memphis Spiritual Four Here I Am 1:49


01 Shaw Singers Since He Touched Me 2:28

02 Silver Leaf Harmonizers He's Sweet I Know 2:40

03 Famous South Land Singers with Littile Willie Patterson Letter From Jesus 2:42

04 Famous South Land Singers with Littile Willie Patterson New Born Soul 2:21

05 Rev. Leon Hamner & The Holy City Travelers He Won't Deny Me 2:10

06 Rev. Leon Hamner & The Holy City Travelers Only Jesus Knows 2:37

07 Gospel Stars Jesus Is Calling Me 2:23

08 Joe Townsend If I Could Not Say A Word 3:02

09 Joe Townsend Going Over The Hill 2:34

10 Canton Spirituals When The World's On Fire 3:01

11 Four Stars Lord's Been Good To Me 2:58

12 Jackson Trumpeteers Clean Up Your Life 2:35

13 Jackson Trumpeteers Lord Remember Me 3:57

14 Jubilee Hummingbirds I Won't Have To Cry No More 4:21

15 Jubilee Hummingbirds A Sinner's Plea 3:24

16 Mighty Gospel Eagles Of Greenwood Holy Ghost 2:36

17 Mighty Gospel Eagles Of Greenwood How Bless You Are 2:35

18 Original Golden Stars Nobody's Fault But Mine 2:04

19 Original Golden Stars At The Red Sea 3:16

20 Silver Trumpets How I Made It Over 2:08

21 Silver Trumpets Living Down Here On Borrowed Time 2:29

22 Barnes Singers Of Earle My Last Song 2:19

23 Barnes Singers Of Earle I Won't Be Back No More 3:14

24 Dixie Wonders Of Memphis Praise His Name 3:18


01 Fantastic Gospel Travelers Try The Lord 4:51

02 Fantastic Gospel Travelers The Lord Will Make A Way 3:21

03 Oneal And The Dean Brothers Don't Give Up 2:52

04 Oneal And The Dean Brothers It's Your Life 3:07

05 Original Holy Kings Christ At The Wall 2:15

06 Rev. Houston Potts Jr. & Sister Mary Pride Strong Believer 3:40

07 Rev. Houston Potts Jr. & Sister Mary Pride If I Don't Wake Up In The Morning 2:53

08 Sister Carrie Daniel You Don't Know 3:32

09 Sister Carrie Daniel This Joy I Have 1:51

10 Spiritual Harmonizers Of Senatobia Why Am I Treated So Bad 2:40

11 Christian All Stars Of Akron Let Me Lean On You 2:55

12 Elgie Brown When Jesus Comes 3:53

13 Elgie Brown A Helping Hand 3:30

14 Foster Brothers Plant Love 1:56

15 Foster Brothers Freedom Shore 2:42

16 Genessee Gospel Travelers Don't Blame It On The Children 3:24

17 Noah's Ark You Been Good To Me 2:41

18 Magnificent Soul Survivors Hold On To His Hand 3:26

19 Wandering Five I'll Fly Away 3:45

20 Mosby Singers Of East St. Louis The Lord Is My Shepherd 3:14

21 Mosby Singers Of East St. Louis I Got The Love Of Jesus 3:25

22 Souls Of Solomon Of Buffalo Do Yourself A Favor 3:49

23 Elizabeth King Testify For Jesus 2:20

24 Cora Bell Watkins Love King Jesus 2:45



Saturday, February 26, 2022

VA - The Cream Of Vintage Soul, Volume 1 [1997] (3 x CD's)



VA - The Cream Of Vintage Soul, Volume 1 [1997] (3 x CD's)

This three-CD compilation from Mars Records is loaded with familiar artists doing unfamiliar songs. Known tunes are The Parliaments' "I Wanna Testify," Eddie Holman's "This Can't Be True," and Bob & Earl's "Harlem Shuffle." The rest -- like Frank Beverly's "Love (Your Pain Goes Deep)," the Dynamics' "Bingo," David Ruffin's "You're Still in My Heart," and the Flirtations' "Settle Down" -- will be strangers to most ears. L.J. Reynolds & the Relations weigh in with "We're in the Middle," recorded prior to Reynolds' association with the Dramatics. There are also tracks by J.J. Barnes, Darrell Banks, and many others. (Amazon)



Track lists


01 Eddie Holman This Can't Be True 3:02

02 Jackie Lee Try My Method 2:28

03 Ad-Libs Human 2:38

04 Parliments I Wanna Testify 3:11

05 David Ruffin You're Still In My Heart 2:55

06 Bob & Earl Harlem Shuffle '66 2:36

07 Robert Ward Never Alone 3:02

08 Steve Marcha Whirlpool 2:19

09 Darrell Banks When A Man Loves A Woman 3:03

10 Lee Garett I Can't Break The Habit 2:40

11 San Remo Sings Still Hungry 2:46

12 Carl Carlton Nothing No Sweeter Than Love 2:48


01 Olympics Secret Agents 2:31

02 Incredibles Another Dirty Deal 2:31

03 L J Reynolds & The Relations We're In The Middle 2:59

04 Bobby Womack I Wonder 2:41

05 O'Jays I'll Never Forget You 2:10

06 Manhattens What Should I Do 2:23

07 J J Barnes Hole In The Wall 2:58

08 Eskew Reeder You Better Believe Me 2:39

09 Viola Wills The First Time 2:59

10 Flirtations Settle Down 2:36

11 Frankie Beverly Love (Your Pain Goes Deep) 2:33

12 Mirrettes He's Alright With Me 2:21


01 Oatis Leavill Gotta Right To Try 2:16

02 Natural Four I Thought You Where Mine 2:55

03 Martha Reeves Hit And Run 2:18

04 Edwin Starr My Kind Of Woman 2:34

05 Jimmy Thomas Just Tryin' To Please You 2:26

06 Darrow Felcher Gotta Draw The Line 2:13

07 Luther Ingram If It's All The Same To You Babe 2:51

08 Timothy Wilson Hiding In Your Heart 2:43

09 James Fountain Malnutrition 2:32

10 Dynamics Bingo 2:07

11 Eddie Holman Stay Mine For Heaven's Sake 2:39

12 Darrell Banks Look Into The Eyes Of A Fool 2:22



VA - Surf's Up, 75 Original Surfing Sounds [2015] (3 x CD's)



VA - Surf's Up, 75 Original Surfing Sounds [2015] (3 x CD's)

Surf's Up brings together 75 original recordings on 3CD's to revel in the golden age of surf music. Celebrating lost legends, rare classics and wild wipeouts with Dick Dale, Santo & Johnny, The Ventures, The Bel-Airs, Duane Eddy, Link Wray and many more.

This is a pretty brilliant and comprehensive set. Not sure about the title "Surfs Up" but it is an almost complete collection of the best instrumentals from the late 50's and early 60's in the style of The Shadows, including all the Shadows early hits plus Dick Dale, the Ventures etc. This is a wonderful collection of numbers, many of which you may have on separate albums / compilations, but I bet there are some here you won't have. It is a great assortment of 2 minute (or less) classics which inspired huge numbers of young lads to "take up thy guitar and rock" (Amazon)



Track lists


01 Dick Dale Miserlou 2:15

02 Revels Comanche 2:02

03 Shadows Apache 2:54

04 Fireballs Vaquero 1:58

05 Santo & Johnny Teardrop 2:06

06 Duane Eddy Shazam 1:59

07 Ventures Walk, Don't Run 2:04

08 Chantays Pipeline 2:18

09 Scarlets Stampede 1:53

10 Richie Valens La Bamba 2:06

11 Johnny & the Hurricanes Crossfire 2:22

12 Shadows Wonderful Land 2:01

13 Ventures Detour 1:22

14 Dick Dale Let's Go Trippin' 2:08

15 Bert Weedon Ginchy 1:53

16 Bobby Fuller Not Fade Away 2:07

17 Fireballs Foot Patter 2:08

18 Wailers Tall Cool One 2:31

19 Fireballs Bulldog 2:10

20 Rockin' Rebels Wild Weekend 2:14

21 Krew Kuts Peak Hour 1:54

22 Frog Men Underwater 2:06

23 Marketts Surfer's Stomp 1:56

24 Royaltones Wail 2:07

25 Gamblers Moon Dawg! 2:13


01 Ramrods Ghost Riders in the Sky 2:36

02 Ventures Opus Twist 1:46

03 Bel-Airs Little Brown Jug 2:07

04 Dick Dale Surfing Drums 4:50

05 Duane Eddy Ramrod 1:41

06 Rock a Teens Woo Hoo 2:05

07 Shadows Man of Mystery 1:59

08 John Barry Seven Blacksmiths Blues 2:10

09 Sandy Nelson Teen Beat 2:24

10 Link Wray Rawhide 2:06

11 Johnny & the Hurricanes Storm Warning 2:16

12 Billy Boyd Oop Shank 2:15

13 Virtues Guitar Boogie Shuffle 2:25

14 Dick Dale Del-Tone Rock 2:40

15 Santo & Johnny Sleepwalk 2:21

16 Link Wray Slinky 2:30

17 Bel-Airs Mr. Moto 2:09

18 Fireballs Torquay 1:56

19 Shadows F.B.I. 2:19

20 Ventures Wailin' 1:39

21 Fireballs Panic Button 2:01

22 Link Wray Jack the Ripper 2:22

23 Ventures No Tresspassing 1:58

24 Jan & Dean Who Put the Bomp 2:53

25 Hunters Teen Scene 2:03


01 Santo & Johnny Caravan 2:34

02 Marketts Surfin' 2:22

03 Shadows The Stranger 2:42

04 Dick Dale Take it Off 2:08

05 Vampires Clap Trap 2:19

06 Tornados Bustin' Surfboards 2:24

07 Freddy King Hide Away 2:35

08 Surf Men Malibu Run 2:23

09 Muvva 'guitar' Hubbard Raunchy 2:27

10 Wailers Shanghied 1:58

11 Fireballs Fireball 1:47

12 Rockin Rebels Tequila 2:11

13 Dick Dale Surf Beat 2:58

14 Link Wray Right Turn 1:43

15 Ventures Road Runner 2:24

16 Marketts Bilbao Blue 2:28

17 Bert Weedon Big Beat Boogie 1:55

18 Scotty Moore Have Guitar, Will Travel 2:00

19 Shadows The Savage 2:22

20 Frantics Werewolf 2:01

21 Bobby Fuller Nervous Breakdown 2:10

22 Sandy Nelson Let There Be Drums 2:16

23 Johnny & the Hurricanes Red River Rock 2:09

24 Johnny Bond Hot Rod Lincoln 2:46

25 Bill Doggett Honky Tonk Pt 2 2:25



Friday, February 25, 2022

VA - Fire and Rain ( A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3


VA - Fire and Rain ( A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

"Fire and Rain" is a folk rock song written and performed by James Taylor and released on Warner Bros. Records as a single from his second album, Sweet Baby James, in August 1970. The song follows Taylor's reaction to the suicide of Suzanne Schnerr, a childhood friend, and his experiences with drug addiction and fame. After its release, "Fire and Rain" peaked at number two on RPM's Canada Top Singles chart and at number three on the Billboard Hot 100.

On the VH1 series Storytellers, James Taylor said the song was about several incidents during his early recording career. The second line "Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you" refers to Suzanne Schnerr, a childhood friend of his who died by suicide while he was in London, England, recording his first album. In that same account, Taylor said he had been in a deep depression after the failure of his new band the Flying Machine to coalesce (the lyric "Sweet dreams and Flying Machines in pieces on the ground"; the reference is to the name of the band rather than a fatal plane crash, as was long rumored). Taylor completed writing the song while in rehab.

In 2005, during an interview on NPR, Taylor explained to host Scott Simon that the song was written in three parts:  The first part was about Taylor's friend Suzanne, who died while Taylor was in London working on his first album after being signed to Apple Records. Friends at home, concerned that it might distract Taylor from his big break, kept the tragic news from him, and he found out six months later.

The second part details Taylor's struggle to overcome drug addiction and depression.

The third part deals with coming to grips with fame and fortune, looking back at the road that got him there. It includes a reference to James Taylor and The Flying Machine, a band he briefly worked with before his big break with Paul McCartney, Peter Asher, and Apple Records.

Carole King played piano on the song. Drummer Russ Kunkel used brushes rather than sticks on his drum kit,and Bobby West played double bass in place of a bass guitar to "underscore the melancholy on the song".

Broadcast Music, Inc. ranked "Fire and Rain" at number 82 on its "Top 100 Songs of the Century" list,while voters for the National Endowment for the Arts and Recording Industry Association of America's Songs of the Century list, which comprises 365 songs of "historical significance" recorded from 1900 to 2000, placed "Fire and Rain" at number 85. In April 2011, the song was named at number 227 on Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest songs of all time. (Wikipedia)

There are have been several hundred versions of Fire & Rain over the years, Here are 73 Versions, I always get goosebumps when I hear the version by Marcia Hines. Enjoy!


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Track lists


01 James Taylor Fire and Rain 3:14

02 Badlands Fire and Rain 3:40

03 Bobby Gosh Fire and Rain 4:02

04 Bobby Womack Fire and Rain 4:27

05 Richie Havens Fire and Rain 6:23

06 Marcia Hines Fire and Rain 4:50

07 Meg Birch Fire and Rain 3:48

08 Blossoms Fire and Rain 5:04

09 Al Jarreau Fire and Rain 4:45

10 Isley Brothers Fire and Rain 5:29

11 Square Set Fire and Rain 6:53

12 Maxine Weldon Fire and Rain 3:37

13 Cher Fire and Rain 3:01

14 Skeeter Davis Fire and Rain 2:44

15 Blood, Sweat & Tears Fire and Rain 4:01

16 California Honeydrops Fire and Rain 3:47

17 McKendree Spring Fire and Rain 3:52

18 Hubert Laws Fire and Rain 7:56

19 John Wesley Ryles Fire and Rain 3:32

20 6680 Lexington Fire and Rain 3:47

21 Boots Randolph Fire and Rain 2:35

22 Ann Burton Fire and Rain 2:51

23 Richard Last Group Fire and Rain 3:24

24 Rankin File Fire and Rain 4:46

25 Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Phil Ochs Fire and Rain 3:54


26 Aliotta Haynes Fire and Rain 7:07

27 Billie Jo Spears Fire and Rain 3:45

28 Bob Morley Fire and Rain 3:09

29 Hookfoot Fire and Rain 3:38

30 Dido Fire and Rain 3:18

10 Colin Lillie Fire and Rain 5:23

32 Dorothy Morrison Fire and Rain 3:14

33 Gladys Knight and the Pips Fire and Rain 4:02

34 R. Dean Taylor Fire and Rain 2:58

35 Kenny 'babyface' Edmonds Fire and Rain 5:05

36 Phil Upchurch Fire and Rain 7:41

37 Nana Mouskouri Fire and Rain 3:21

38 New Birth Fire and Rain 4:23

39 John Denver Fire and Rain 3:48

40 Enoch Light Fire and Rain 3:29

41 R.B. Greaves Fire and Rain 3:25

42 Eydie Gorme Fire and Rain 3:00

43 Mina Fire and Rain 5:01

44 Jack Hudson Fire and Rain 3:37

45 Roger Whittaker Fire and Rain 2:54

46 Larry Morris Fire and Rain 3:46

47 Rune Gustafsson Fire and Rain 5:09

48 Johnny Rivers Fire and Rain 3:54

49 Salena Jones Fire and Rain 3:18

50 Bobby Darin Fire and Rain (Live) 6:10


51 Marc Seales Fire and Rain 9:09

52 Andy Williams Fire and Rain 3:33

53 Tim Hardin Fire and Rain 4:31

54 James Burton Fire and Rain 3:30

55 Floyd Cramer Fire and Rain 2:28

56 Tom Lum Forest Fire and Rain 3:51

57 Tony Orlando Fire and Rain 4:06

58 Tribute to Geoffrey Stoner Fire & Rain 3:17

59 Willie Nelson Fire and Rain 2:57

60 Maynard Ferguson Fire and Rain 3:35

61 Chris Connor Fire and Rain 3:14

62 Phillip Manual Fire and Rain 6:03

63 Birdy Fire and Rain 3:07

64 Rick Wakeman Fire and Rain 3:24

65 Anne Murray Fire and Rain 2:22

66 Sammi Smith Fire and Rain 3:38

67 Matrix Fire and Rain 3:28

68 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Fire and Rain 2:40

69 Sammy Kershaw Fire and Rain 4:48

70 Cliff Richard Fire and Rain 4:03

71 Carole King & James Taylor Fire and Rain 5:44

72 Square Set Fire and Rain 6:53

72 Rezidudes Fire & Rain (Bonus) 1:52



Thursday, February 24, 2022




Lucky Dip's will be a mystery gift to those who choose to pick them up. 

Today's links: VERTIGO Albums    Part 07 (061 - 070)

“… it was clear that nobody was expecting anything like this. Many wouldn’t have heard any prog rock before, or had only heard the kind of prog that gave the genre a bad name. This was a performance to convert the sceptics.” Bob Leiser


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Vertigo Records is a record company that originated in the United Kingdom. It was a subsidiary of the Philips/Phonogram record label, launched in 1969 to specialise in progressive rock and other non-mainstream musical styles. Today it is operated by Universal Music Germany, and the UK catalogue was folded into Mercury Records, which was absorbed in 2013 by Virgin EMI Records, which was renamed back to EMI Records in June 2020.